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Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi (Manga)

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Japanese: 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 61
Chapters: 584
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 9, 2002 to Sep 17, 2014
Authors: Matsuena, Syun (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 8.311 (scored by 17203 users)
Ranked: #3692
Popularity: #66
Members: 29,494
Favorites: 2,294
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

action martial arts

Synopsis

The story is focused on Kenichi Shirahama, an average 15-year-old weakling, whose life turns to Hell with the appearance of the naive, beautiful, and strong transfer student, Miu Fuurinji. After Kenichi witnesses Miu's skills in martial arts, he joins the Ryōzanpaku dojo, the gathering place of those who are truly strong, which also happens to be Miu's home. After beating a karate student in a match, he is soon targeted by all the delinquents in the school. Since then, Kenichi's routine is divided between his hellish training with the masters of Ryouzanpaku, and his fights against the members of Ragnarok, a gang who views him as either a possible ally or an impending threat to their plans.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Manga

Alternative version: Tatakae! Ryouzanpaku Shijou Saikyou no Deshi
Side story: Shijou Saikyou no Gaiden
Adaptation: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi, Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA
Spin-off: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Plus


Characters

 Hopachai
Apachai, Hopachai
Main
 Miu
Furinji, Miu
Main
 Hayato
Furinji, Hayato
Main
 Akisame
Koetsuji, Akisame
Main
 Shigure
Kousaka, Shigure
Main
 Kensei
Ma, Kensei
Main
 Shio
Sakaki, Shio
Main


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Nov 24, 2008
amaity
There is a kind of holistic quality to this on-going manga that makes it worth the read. I was surprised to see that no one had reviewed it yet. I'll keep this short and to the point without delving much into the story.

Perhaps this is your usual martial arts manga, but it is also so much more. The story is about a talentless, downtrodden boy who works towards developing his martial arts skills through sheer hard work and will - much like Naruto. Along his journey his enemies become his friends and together they wage war against a greater evil - read more
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Apr 17, 2011
Nickyz
Another martial art manga? Maybe so, but History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi has something special that makes you want to know more and more.
(...You will regret after reading the last chapiter simply because you'll have to wait another week for the next one)

"Fighting for the people I love", another cliché but trust me, this manga won't dissapoint you one bit.

Comedy, action, romance, drama - This manga has everything you need.

(No major spoils)
It begins like in most martial art manga where the protagonist is extremely weak but unlike most protagonists, Kenichi has 0 talent for martial art and will have to work much more than anyone.
He's a read more
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Mar 18, 2014
GinMagi
Summary/Plot
The story is focused on Kenichi Shirahama, an average 15-year-old weakling, whose life turns to Hell with the appearance of the naive, beautiful, and strong transfer student, Miu Fūrinji. After Kenichi witnesses Miu's skills in martial arts, he joins the Ryōzanpaku dojo, the gathering place of those who are truly strong, which also happens to be Miu's home. After beating a karate student in a match, he is soon targeted by all the delinquents in the school. Since then, Kenichi's routine is divided between his hellish training with the masters of Ryōzanpaku, and his fights against the members of Ragnarok, a gang who views him read more
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Mar 4, 2009
dg2500
This is your typical anime story line.

Wimpy boy gets beat up.
Wimpy boy gets saved by a strong person.
Wimpy boy trains to get stronger!

It sounds boring and normal but the crazy thing is that it's not.
I watched the anime and then I continued on to the manga (because I had no choice).

If you are a guy you will love the artwork in this manga. This has to be one of the funnest things you can ever read. Inspirational and action packed, this anime will get you pumped.

And oh jeez oh my, the artwork is wonderful...
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User Recommendations

Both are about a boy that gets bullied and tries to overcome bullies by studying martial arts. Both of them are trained in several martial arts. They both have spirit, and don't give up easily. The Breaker is seinen, HSDK is shounen. 
reportRecommended by bleeb - Add to favorites
Both these serialisations feature a male protagonist who gradually becomes stronger and more confident as a result of persitent training and strong will. 
Both are about martial arts. The protagonists are somehow similar. New Waves has less comedy and is darker. 
reportRecommended by Xiob - Add to favorites
Both prominently feature martial arts and ecchi. Expect to see exaggerated fights and copious amounts of fanservice. 
Despite having different aesthetics and settings, both explore the basic foundations of a variety of martial arts.

Do note however that Kenichi is set in present time and the martial arts explored is exaggerated and mostly hand-to-hand combat. Gamaran, on the other hand, is set in a historical era and mainly revolves around sword-fighting. 
Martial arts of various styles, insanely skilled masters, comedy and ecchi. If you ever wanted to read HSDK without Kenichi; replaced by egomanical, perverted bastard who doesn't suck at martial arts and can get with the ladies, AIKI is it. 

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